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Re: Churches
« Reply #240 on: August 09, 2012, 05:57:39 pm »
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Re: Churches
« Reply #241 on: August 10, 2012, 07:35:59 pm »
Rossouw, EC ?

No, on the road between Tarkastad and Bedford after you take the turn-off at Spring Valley to ride through the Baviaans River valley.

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« Reply #242 on: September 06, 2012, 09:42:46 pm »
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Re: Churches
« Reply #243 on: September 06, 2012, 09:51:33 pm »
Rossouw, EC ?

No, on the road between Tarkastad and Bedford after you take the turn-off at Spring Valley to ride through the Baviaans River valley.

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Here's the one in Rossouw as taken by me in March this year!  ;D

You right. I had my foto sequence wrong. Wil check it out again on my way to the bash  :biggrin:
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Re: Churches
« Reply #244 on: September 06, 2012, 10:00:32 pm »


As kind so af en toe in hierdie kerkie gaan loer in die middel sewentigs. Daar was so n ou trap orreltjie met boekies en als nog.
As ek reg onthou was die kerk toe al nie meer gebruik nie. Kan verkeerd wees maar dis hoe ek dit onthou.
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« Reply #245 on: September 10, 2012, 11:41:43 am »


As kind so af en toe in hierdie kerkie gaan loer in die middel sewentigs. Daar was so n ou trap orreltjie met boekies en als nog.
As ek reg onthou was die kerk toe al nie meer gebruik nie. Kan verkeerd wees maar dis hoe ek dit onthou.
Die kerkie is mos in Bonnievale of hoe? Ek ken die geskiedenis rondom die kerk baie goed as julle sou belangstel.
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« Reply #246 on: September 10, 2012, 12:39:26 pm »
Gee die geskiedenis, ek leer graag iets by - Bonnievale is reg  :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #247 on: September 10, 2012, 12:54:30 pm »
Gee die geskiedenis, ek leer graag iets by - Bonnievale is reg  :thumleft:

 :thumleft: Ek stem. Altyd mooi as die ouens bietjie iets vertel van hulle foto's. Baie van ons gaan nooit by al die plekke uitkom nie en dis lekker om te weet.
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Re: Churches
« Reply #248 on: September 16, 2012, 01:46:18 pm »
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« Reply #249 on: September 17, 2012, 09:43:44 pm »
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I didn't see a T-junction?

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Re: Churches
« Reply #250 on: September 18, 2012, 01:17:36 pm »
Graaf Reinet
 

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« Reply #251 on: September 18, 2012, 02:31:08 pm »
Luckhoff (as ek reg onthou).

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« Reply #252 on: September 18, 2012, 02:36:26 pm »
Forgotten where the first few are but last one is in the middle of nowhere on the Vic Falls to Mlibizi "gorge road" Zim.


1st one - Barkly East

2nd & 3rd - Fouriesburg.
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Re: Churches
« Reply #253 on: September 18, 2012, 03:07:57 pm »
AdrianL - that a nice kiekie of Graaf Reinet's church
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« Reply #254 on: September 18, 2012, 04:57:02 pm »
 

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Re: Churches
« Reply #255 on: September 18, 2012, 05:08:34 pm »
Hier is die kerkgebou waar ek predikant is.  NG Kerk Ladysmith.  Dit is die tweede oudste NG gemeente in Natal.  Die Voortrekkerkerk in Pietermaritzburg was eerste, en Ladysmith bestaan sedert Augustus 1854.  Hier is ook foto's van die eerste en tweede kerkies, voordat die huidige kerkgebou in 1929 ingewy is.  Die tweede kerkgebou is tydens die Anglo Boere-oorlog as hospitaal gebruik.



Die eerste kerkgeboutjie wat gestaan het net agter waar die huidige gebou staan.


Die tweede kerkgebou wat as hospitaal tydens die oorlog gebruik is.
 

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Re: Churches
« Reply #256 on: September 19, 2012, 02:23:09 pm »


As kind so af en toe in hierdie kerkie gaan loer in die middel sewentigs. Daar was so n ou trap orreltjie met boekies en als nog.
As ek reg onthou was die kerk toe al nie meer gebruik nie. Kan verkeerd wees maar dis hoe ek dit onthou.
Die kerkie is mos in Bonnievale of hoe? Ek ken die geskiedenis rondom die kerk baie goed as julle sou belangstel.
Sorry vir die wag , maar hier volg die storie en ek gaan beslis weer 'n draai daar maak as ek daar naby is.

Christopher Forrest Rigg (1861 - 1926)
Christopher Forrest Rigg was born in Phyton, Scotland in about 1861, but his parents emigrated to South Africa when he was two years old. The Family settled in the gold mining town of Barberton in the Transvaal. Rigg's father wanted him to become a detective, but instead he joined the gold mine as a dynamite blaster. While still a young man, Rigg traveled round South Africa, to Port Elizabeth, Lindley in the Free State, and to Johannesburg.

Rigg's first wife, Petronella, was from Holland, and they had two sons, Gordon and Milfred. However, Rigg divorced Petronella in 1893 and she later married a Mr. Morries. In 1894 Rigg married again. His new bride, Lilian lsobel Elizabeth Moon, was from Robertson district. At the time of their marriage, Lilian was 19 years old and Rigg was 33. They had three daughters, but only one survived infancy. The eldest, Mabel, was born in Johannesburg in 1895 but died the same year at Lindley. The second daughter, Gladys, who was born at Lindley, died nine months later. The Riggs then moved to the present Bonnievale area in 1900, where Mary Myrtle was born in 1903. A pretty child and strongly religious, she grew up lovingly cared for by her parents. She especially loved playing in a certain lucerne field near their home. Sadly in 1911 she contracted meningitis and on her deathbed she asked her father to build her a small church.

Mary Myrtle was buried in her favorite playground, the lucerne field near her home. Later, the field became the family graveyard. The two graves on the right hand side of Mary Myrtle's grave are those of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Moon. On the left is the grave of her mother, Lilian, who died in 1949.

Rigg kept his promise to his daughter and build the small Norman-style church in her memory. He quarried stone for the church from a hill about 100 meters away from the site. This must have been a time consuming process. The date on the cornerstone is 1921, but the first Anglican service was only held in 1924.
The floor of the church is marble, which was imported from Italy, and the stained glass windows came from England. The roof is dome-shaped and made of stone from the river and cement. However, the roof leaked so badly in the beginning that Rigg had it covered with a 2 inch layer of solid lead. On one of his trips, Rigg bought the main door in Zanzibar. The door had originally been made for jail and was at the stage believed to be about 300 years old. The two side doors and the church furniture came from Thesen's in Knysna. The church warden's room is in the bell tower and is reached by a steel staircase. At the entrance above the main door there is a statuette in the likeness of Mary Myrtle, and in the background in a rose tree with seven roses, depicting the seven years of her life. The Mary Myrtle Rigg Church is the only church in the world known to be build at the request of a child.

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« Reply #257 on: September 19, 2012, 05:00:53 pm »
Dankie Gerry en Bottervet dat julle ons bietjie van die geskiedenis van die kerke vertel het  :thumleft:
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Re: Churches
« Reply #258 on: September 28, 2012, 10:31:33 am »
Burgersdorp...
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Re: Churches
« Reply #259 on: October 14, 2012, 04:53:16 am »
Hermanus

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